Guided group tour of Bologna city centre
Bologna

Classic walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna

2 h
Walking Tours
Group
difficulty Easy
Walking
Wheelchair Not Accessible
Languages: 
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Bologna city tour with an expert guide

A walking tour of the beautiful historic centre of Bologna with a certified guide will show you the best sites in the centre. Discover the charm and culture of Emilia-Romagna’s capital and see why so many people have been seduced by it!
 
 

Guided group tour of Bologna city centre highlights: 

  • Explore the historic centre of Bologna on foot with a certified guide
  • Enjoy an artisan ice cream at one of the best ice cream parlours in Bologna
  • Admire the famous Asinelli and Garisenda Towers
  • Pick up some authentic souvenirs at the Quadrilateral Market
  • Check out the Palace of King Enzo overlooking Neptune Square
Description: 

There’s only one way to truly explore the sights and sounds of Bologna, and that’s on foot. This walking tour of the historic centre will give you an overview of the most important historical buildings and squares of the city, before some shopping at an authentic market and a stop for delicious artisanal ice cream.

Enjoy a walking tour around the historic centre of Bologna

You’ll meet your knowledgeable and certified guide in Neptune Square. Here, you’ll be able to admire the incredible fountain dedicated to the God of the same name. Then it’s onto Piazza Maggiore, the square at the heart of the Old Town. Bolognesi have been gathering in this square since Medieval times, and it’s lined by some very important buildings. The Basilica of San Petronio is the 6th largest church in Europe, so don’t miss your chance to discover its secrets!

Get lost in the medieval architecture of the city’s most important buildings

Not only will you enjoy the historical buildings around the main Piazza Maggiore, you’ll get to check out the world’s oldest library (there are some really hefty overdue book fines). Then, it’s into St. Stephen’s Square, where you will see the amazing Basilica. From there, you’ll be able to admire two of the finest examples of medieval architecture in the whole of Italy. The Asinelli and Garisenda Towers.

Satisfy all your senses on this walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna

This walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna isn’t only about appreciating the city’s monuments and medieval architecture. Oh no, it’s a feast for the senses too! You’ll stop at the Quadrilateral market where you can see a number of traditional Italian food shops. Don’t miss trying oils, cheeses, and sausages! Just don’t ask for spaghetti Bolognese… no one will have a clue what you’re on about. You can pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home here too. We’ll also have the chance to enjoy an artisanal ice cream at one of the city’s top ice cream parlours, before rounding off the visit at the Palazzo Re Enzo. This walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna is the perfect way to get to know this beautiful city!

Other tour in Bologna

If you liked this tour, try also this Cooking class in Bologna with pick-up and drop-off included, or this Small Group Tour of the Food Valley from Bologna, with local food tasting!

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